"J" to "Ji" Obituaries
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 January 1902
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - The death of John Jack occurred
at his home in West Richmond Thursday, January 2nd. The deceased was 63
years old. He was born in Bath and came to this town when 15 years of
had resided in the vicinity all his life. He leaves a widow and one
also one son, Louis, of Rochester, to mourn the loss of a dear husband
kind father. Mr. Jack was a member of G. A. R., who had charge of the
funeral. He was assessor of the town of Richmond for a number of years.
From Ontario County Journal 14 August 1874
Richmond, N. Y. - Yesterday the western part of our town
thrown into considerable excitement by a report being circulated
that a young man had shot himself, and this morning we repaired
to the scene of the accident, where we learned the following
particulars: He had just eaten his dinner, and gone out to the
barn, when he instantly returned to the house, it is supposed for the
of getting his rifle to shoot some cats. Shortly after he went
up stairs, his sister heard the report of a gun, and immediately gave
the alarm to his brother and hired man who were at the barn, and at
proceeded to his chamber, but too late -- the fatal bullet had done its
He was found lying on his right side and face, with his shirt on
fire, the muzzle of the gun on the floor, the breech resting on
the bed, ramrod a few feet distant. The ball had entered
directly below the left nipple and pierced the heart, causing
The deceased's name was William Jack, about thirty years of
age, of good habits and character. He and his brother owned a
farm together, and their sisters kept house for them. It was
supposed that he laid the gun on the bed for a few minutes, and in
taking it up it was discharged. The family has the
sympathy of a great many friends in their bereavement. It
was but a few years ago that a brother of this man was found dead in
the field, while a sister lost her husband by being killed by the cars.
From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1912
Canadice, N. Y. - The remains of Abner Jackman, whose
death occurred in Geneseo, were brought here for burial on Monday. Mr.
Jackman was the son of Josiah and Luva Jackman, who were early settlers
of this town, and who accumulated a large fortune. He is survived by
his wife and six children, and one brother, A. G. Jackman of
From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. C. D. Jackson, wife of Dr. Jackson, died at
her residence at about seven o'clock yesterday morning. Deceased was
just thirty-three years old. She had been ill only since a short time
before Christmas, while her husband has been confined to his bed for
over ten weeks. Only the husband survives.
From Geneva Gazette 4 June 1852
Mr. Calvin W. Jackson, long a resident of this town,
suicide on Saturday night last by taking poison. Domestic
is assigned as the cause. His age was 58 years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 5 February 1902
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Dr. Cassius J. Jackson, of
Victor, who died last Monday evening, was held from his late residence
on West Main street Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Samuel G.
of St. Paul's Universalist Church of Victor, of which the deceased was
attendant, officiated, and intimate friends and neighbors acted as
pallbearers. The remains were taken to Canandaigua on an afternoon
for interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. During the services the business
in the village were closed as a mark of respect.
From Fairport Herald Mail 18 June 1925
Farmington, June 15 - Mrs. Charlotte Susan Jackson died last week
Saturday morning at an early hour after a long illness, at the home of
her brother, Charles H. Gardner, in this village. She was the daughter
of John Wilkinson Gardner and Emma H. Cotton Gardner and was born in
this town on February 13, 1845, and was 80 years of age. She had
resided in this town and Macedon all her life. She is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Minnie Jackson Ayers, wife of Rev. Samuel Ayers, of
Boston, Mass.; and four grandchildren, Miss Charlotte Ayers and Gilbert
Ayers, of Boston, Miss Valeda Waterman and Maynard Waterman of
Williamson; also one sister, Mrs. A. E. Markham, of this town; and
three brothers, Leonard of Walworth, and Edwin and Charles of this
town. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Eastern Star at Macedon and a
member and active worker in the Universalist church at Macedon when
able to attend. She bore her long illness with remarkable fortitude,
always cheerful, and grateful for the kind care which has been given
her by her brother and wife. Funeral services were held from the home
of her brother, Charles H. Gardner, on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rev. George J. Porter, pastor of the Universalist church at Macedon,
officiated and interment was made in the North Farmington Cemetery.
From Victor Herald 15 February 1901
Mrs. Delia Jackson, the mother of Dr. C. O. Jackson, of this
village, died at the home of her daughter in Baltimore on Saturday. Dr.
Jackson returned to this village on Monday, with the remains. The
funeral was held on Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the residence of Dr.
Jackson, Rev. S. G. Ayres, pastor of St. Paul's church, officiating.
The interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua. Mrs. Jackson is
survived by her son in this village and by a daughter, Mrs. Phoebe
Howell of Baltimore. Her age was 60 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1940
Ethelbert E. Jackson of 435 Exchange street, died at Strong
Memorial Hospital, Rochester, this morning after a long illness. He
leaves his widow, Mrs. Loretta Jackson; a daughter, June Elaine; his
father, Richard Jackson; two brothers, Archer and Chester; two sisters,
Mrs. Margaret Johnson and Mrs. Helen King, all of Geneva. Mr. Jackson
was well known of Genevans, having been janitor at the Y. M. C. A. for
From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Yesterday morning, Nov. 17th, at the
family residence in Plainsville, Clifton Springs, occurred the death of
Frank Jackson. Mr. Jackson had been in poor health for the past
five years. He was a member of the Rochester Genesee Falls Lodge, F.
and A. M., and was a resident of that city for several years, where he
had many friends. Mr. Jackson was 31 years old and is survived by his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jackson, and two sisters, of
place. The funeral services will held on Friday, Nov. 20th.
From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Harriet Jackson, wife
of the late James C. Jackson of Canandaigua, were brought to this place
for burial in the Phelps cemetery. The deceased was a sister of John
Wolvin of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1902
Mrs. Jane Jackson died at the City hospital at
3:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 44 years. The cause
of death was dropsy and heart disease. Mrs. Jackson was born in
this city, but removed to New York with her parents, where she resided
for 20 years. She was married to James Jackson who survives her.
Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by four sisters,
three of whom reside in New York and one of whom resides in Buffalo; by
two brothers residing in New York, and three step-sons of this city.
Mrs. Jackson was a devout communicant of St. Peter's church.
The funeral will take place from St. Peter's church at 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs, the rector of the
church will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1890
The dead body of Joe Jackson, an aged colored man, from
Naples, who had been an inmate of the County House, was found in the
woods on the farm of David C. Benham in Hopewell last Friday. The
remains had evidently lain there for many days and were badly
decomposed. The body was identified, however, and Keeper Wisner of the
County House and Coroner Beahan were notified. Jackson, who was aged
and quite feeble, was in the habit of fishing in
the outlet frequently. He started on one of his fishing trips about
three weeks ago and didn't return. Search was made for him without
avail and it was thought he had gone to his old home in Naples. It is
believed that the old man became exhausted and laid down and was not
able to get up again.
From Ontario County Journal 31 August 1894
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucetta Jackson, widow of the late Orin
Jackson, died Monday evening, August 27, aged 87 years. The funeral was
held form her home Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. H. J. Orelup
officiating. Mrs. Jackson was a kind, true-hearted woman, and many
friends mourn her death.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 January 1928
Clifton Springs, N. Y., Jan. 10 - Mary Bell Jackson, 84, died this
morning at her home at Gypsum following a short illness. She was born
in Rochester, November 25th, 1844, and was a daughter of Rev. Jacob
Bell, Quaker minister. She was well known throughout this locality
having taught school in Rochester, Gates and Clifton Springs for some
years. In January, 1873, she married Samuel Jackson, their 55th
anniversary occurring on January 9th, one day before her death. She
leaves two daughters, Miss Mary Bell Jackson who resides at home, and
Mrs. Laura J. VanGelder of Clifton Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Phoebe
Ann Rice, Miss Bell and Miss Hannah Bell, all of Rochester. She was a
member of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church. Funeral from the home
at Gypsum on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Jesse H. Fell,
formerly of Oaks Corners and Rev. Harry Stubbs of the local Methodist
Episcopal church officiating. Burial in Riverview cemetery, Gypsum.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1907
Mrs. Phoebe Dey Jackson, widow of the late Dr. Henry J.
Jackson, died last night at 5 o'clock at the City Hospital. Six weeks
ago Mrs. Jackson was taken with a stroke of paralysis and was removed
from her lodgings at No. 114 Seneca street to the hospital. Paralysis,
complicated with heart trouble, was the cause of her death. Mrs.
has lived in Geneva practically her entire life and in her early days
took an active part in the social events of the city. She is survived
by one nephew. This morning the remains were removed to Lerch's
rooms. The funeral will take place from Trinity church at 3 o'clock
afternoon, Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 August 1930
The death of Samuel Jackson occurred at his home in Gypsum,
this town, on Monday, at the advanced age of 81 years. Mr. Jackson was
born at Ripon, England, and was well-known as a professional baseball
player, having played with the Boston Red Sox team from 1870 to 1873.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary P. Jackson of Gypsum and
Mrs. G. B VanGelder of Clifton Springs; one sister, Mrs. Mary Russ of
Youngstown, this state, and one grandson, David VanGelder of Clifton
Springs. Funeral obsequies will be held from his late home this
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 9 March 1894
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Jackson, of this place, was found dead
in her bed on Tuesday morning by her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Norton, when
she went to call her to breakfast. The deceased had been in quite poor
health for a long time, but had been no worse of late, and her sudden
death must have been caused by heart trouble. Mrs. Jackson was a lady
of very estimable qualities, and was loved by all who knew her. She was
the wife of the late Wm. Jackson, of this place, and her age was 74
years. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. She
leaves one daughter (adopted), Mrs. W. D. Norton. The funeral was
largely attended Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The remains were
taken to Greenwood cemetery, New York, for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Bristol, N. Y. - The community was shocked to hear of the sudden
death of Wellington W. Jackson, which occurred Sunday, March
3. The funeral services were held from his late residence Wednesday, at
2 p.m., the Rev. H. J. Orelup, officiating clergyman. Mr. Jackson
enlisted in the First New York Mounted Rifles at Canandaigua, 1863, and
was honorably discharged in 1865. He leaves one daughter, Miss Alice
Jackson, of Flint, Mich., who was in attendance at her father's
funeral. Six of the Grand Army men of the town acted as pall bearers.
Deceased was 57 years of age.
Herald 21 July 1899
Death by Drowning
- Charles Jacobs, a resident of this village, a harness maker by
was drowned in the canal between Cartersville and Bushnell’s Basin on
Thursday evening of last week. Mr. Jacobs and a younger brother,
Everett, left Victor at 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning on their wheels to
go to Bushnell’s Basin to see about
repairs to a house owned there. After looking the premises over
Charles Jacobs started for Pittsford on his wheel to buy some
shingles, telling his brother to wait for him until 3 o’clock and if
he did not return by that time to go home without him. Everett waited
until 4 o’clock and then came home. Charles Jacobs went to Pittsford,
ordered his shingles and lumber, paid for them, transacted other
business and it is said to have been between 8 and 9 when he started
to return on the heelpath of the canal to Bushnell’s Basin. He did not
return home on Friday and his friends were anxious as to his
whereabouts. His father, Ovid J., of the village started on Saturday
morning to find what had become of his son and learned that his body
was taken from the canal a short distance from the Basin at a place on
the heelpath where there is a narrow passage of but a few feet around
a tool house near the canal, where even an experienced wheelman would
dismount and walk around. It is stated that others have taken an
involuntary bath at this place before, but not with fatal results. It
is surmised that in passing that point Jacobs lost control of his
wheel as he was not a very good rider and plunged into the canal. A
bruise on his forehead might have been received in the fall and
partially stunned him so that he was unable to make a successful
effort to get out. The hands of a boat passing on Saturday morning
discovered the body in the water and reported it at the next station .
Mr. Jacobs was 38 years old and unmarried. He leaves a father and
mother, 3 brothers, Albert, Myron and Everett, and 5 sisters, Mrs.
Emma Park, Battle Creek, Michigan, Clara, Daisy, Lizzie & Lillie
reside in this village.
Thanks to Cheri Branca for sharing this.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1915
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Viola Jacobs, wife
of Thomas Jacobs, of Academy, occurred on Wednesday morning at the home
of her father, Augustus Mehlenbacker, aged 32 years. She leaves a babe,
born a few hours before her death; her husband, and father; also
Mrs. George Kidman, Mrs. John Stemple, Mrs. John Trickey, Mrs. Edward
and one brother, Harry Mehlenbacker. Funeral services will be conducted
her late home on Saturday at 1 o'clock with burial at Coye Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Carlton S. Jacqua, who for 35 years was proprietor
of the Jacqua House, died early on Monday morning, aged 79 years. He
sold out four years ago and has since lived quietly with his son, S. C.
Jacqua. His wife died five years ago. He leaves no other children and
was the last of his family.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 June 1931
Joseph Jacque died at his home on Main Street, Victor, N. Y., June
1, 1931. He is survived by his wife, Florence Coleman Jacque, seven
children, John, Dan, Fred, Billy, David, Lolita and Mary Lou. Services
will be held from the M. E. Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
From Geneva Advertiser 9 January 1894
The death of Mrs. Catharine Jacques removes another old
resident of Geneva, well-known in many circles years ago, but who from
the infirmities of extreme old age, nearly ninety, had of late been
mostly confined indoors, so she had passed out of the recollection of
the younger generations.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918
The death of Charles T. Jaeger occurred at his home on Coy
street of Friday evening following a long illness. Deceased was born in
Prussia, Germany, in 1850 and came to this country and settled in
Rochester in 1871. The same year he was married at Amsterdam to
Caroline Wonderlin, of Prussia, who came across at the same time. Since
1877 they have resided in Canandaigua. He was a charter member of the
Carpenters and Joiners Union and of the I. O. O. F., of which he had
been a member for 34 years. He leaves his wife; two sons, Fred A. of
Baldwinsville, and John H. of Canandaigua; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian
Rutter and Miss Sophia A. Jaeger of Canandaigua. The funeral services
were held at the Presbyterian church on Monday. Rev. C. Clarence Baker
officiated. The Rebekahs and Odd Fellows attended the services in a
body. Interment was West Avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1902
At his home on Center street on Sunday evening occurred the death of Joseph Jahn, aged
78 years and 8 months. Mr. Jahn has been in declining health for a year
and a half, and last spring he retired from business. On Sunday
evening, as he was about to sit down to the table, he was suddenly
stricken with heart failure and expired almost instantly. Deceased was
born in Prussia, Germany. He was a skilled cabinet maker and found
remunerative employment at Syracuse, where he remained four years. In
1852 he removed to this place and engaged in the furniture business,
manufacturing much of his own goods. Since that time he had been
continually engaged in business until last spring, when he retired. Mr.
Jahn was honorable and upright in all his business relations and was a
good citizen and a kind-hearted man. He is survived by his wife and one
son, Albert Jahn. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon
and were private. Rev. C. J. Clausen officiated.
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1908
The death of Mrs. Mary A. Jahn, widow of Joseph Jahn, for
many years a furniture dealer in this village, occurred at Willard on
Saturday at the age of 82 years. Mrs. Jahn had been a resident of
Canandaigua since 1847, coming here from Germany, her native land. She
leaves one son, Albert Jahn, and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Faber and Mrs.
Peter Schlick. The funeral was held from the Kennedy undertaking rooms
on Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Joseph H. France, of Naples, officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1910
Mrs. Anna Belle James, wife of F. W. James, died yesterday morning
at 11:30 o'clock at the family home, No. 16 Columbia Avenue. She was 23
years old. Besides her husband, she leaves a little daughter and her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Gosman. The funeral will take place
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Methodist church. Interment
will be at Canoga.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1941
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Bertha James, aged 64, died Wednesday
evening at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, where she had been a patient
for eight days. She was stricken suddenly with a cerebral hemorrhage
Monday night, Sept. 29th at the McKenna home, Canandaigua, where she
has been a practical nurse caring for Mrs. McKenna for the past two
years. She was taken to the hospital the next day, and was apparently
improving when she was suddenly taken with another shock Monday evening
of this week and lapsed into unconsciousness from which she never
rallied. She was born in the town of Middlesex Nov. 29, 1876, a
daughter of William B. and Julia Chaffee Reynolds. In 1901 she married
Walter James of Rushville and lived here until his death in 1918. She
has since been a practical nurse and has worked in Rochester,
Canandaigua, and Geneva as well as here where she made her home with
her daughter, Mrs. John W. Hobart, when not working. She is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Hobart of Rushville and Mrs. Arthur Emmel of Lyons;
one sister, Mrs. Corda Dusenberry of Rushville; and one brother, Fred
J. Reynolds, east Canandaigua lake road; and one grandson, Donald Emmel
of Lyons. The funeral services will be held in the Hobart funeral
chapel tomorrow at 2 p.m., Rev. R. B. Brett, pastor of the Rushville
Methodist church of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be
made at Rushville Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank James, of this village, died
last night at 11 o'clock at her home. She is survived by her husband
and two children, Mrs. Burt Curtis of Potter, Earl James of Rushville;
one brother and four sisters, Andrew Robson of Middlesex; Mrs. R. M.
Kennedy of Geneva; Mrs. Walter Stewart, of Redlands, Cal; Mrs. Bert
Gillett of Prattsburgh; Mrs. W. O. Mather of Middlesex. The funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the
From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1883
Rushville, N. Y. - The wife of Mr. Nelson James who lives
east of this village, died after a few hours of sickness of congestion
of the lungs on Sunday night, Jan. 21, aged 63 years.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1917
Mrs. Nettie James died on Monday afternoon at Memorial hospital,
Canandaigua, where she was taken six weeks ago after sustaining a
stroke of paralysis and a broken hip from a fall on the ice near her
home. She was born in the town of Potter on May 23, 1850, a daughter of
Hiram and Marie Thomas McDonald, and she lived near Potter Center until
her marriage to Charles James of Rushville, in 1869. She is survived by
her husband and one son, Ralph James, of Rushville, whose wife died two
weeks ago. Funeral services were held from the residence of M. W.
Fisher on Wednesday, Rev. G. L. Pasche, pastor of Rushville Methodist
church, officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1916
The death of Mrs. Emmaretta Jameson, aged 71 years, occurred
at her home in Cheshire on Wednesday night. She leaves her husband,
Abner Jameson, and two sons, Avery, of Canandaigua and Wheaton of
Lakeville. The funeral services will be held at the home on Saturday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. W. E. Searles will officiate. Interment
will be in Cheshire.
From Phelps Citizen 25 August 1921
The death of Mrs. William Jameson occurred at her home
Friday night. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Ina, who is
at home; and a son, Albert Jameson of Oaks Corners. The funeral was
held Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Melvin Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1931
Melvin Hill, N. Y. - William A. Jameson of Phelps, aged 92, who
had resided at Melvin Hill until about five years ago, died at his home
on West Main street on Monday. Burial was made at Melvin Hill on
Wednesday afternoon. He leaves his daughter, Miss Ina Jameson, at home,
and a granddaughter, Miss Helen Jameson of California.
From Geneva Courier 12 December 1883
Death of Robert Jamieson - An event of sudden and sorrowful
interest occurred on Saturday evening in the death of one of our
prominent and most respected citizen, Robert Jamieson. He died on
Saturday night about 12 o'clock, of strangulation of the heart.
His death was not altogether unexpected to himself and to his more
intimate friends. Three days before in Canandaigua he had been
attacked by the same malady, and as he said, he did not expect to
recover from it. But he grew better and on Thursday returned to
Geneva apparently as well as ever. He went about his business as
usual, and on
Saturday there was no appearance of the disease which a few
hours later carried him away. He jested with his usual dry humor
with his friends, and in the evening retired without even the
least appearance of illness. A little later indications of
disease of the heart came, and a physician was sent for, from whom
remedies were procured. They had little or no effect and death
No man in Geneva was deemed more likely to live, by those who saw
than he; and the intelligence of his death was therefore a shock such
is rarely felt in any community. His funeral took place from his
residence on Madison street at 2 o'clock, and the funeral sermon was
at half past 9 o'clock in the First Presbyterian church by Rev. Dr.
Mr. Jamieson came to this country from Scotland when he was about 25
years of age. The family settled at North New York Mills, near
Utica. There were besides the father and mother, 7 sons and one
daughter are now living. It is a singular circumstance that one
of these brothers, David L. Jamieson who lived at St. Louis, visited
Robert Jamieson on Saturday, and passed a few hours with him. He
just in time, as it were, to attend his brother's funeral. The
other Jno. M. Jamieson, resident of Ithaca, is also in attendance at
During Mr. Jamieson's residence in Geneva, he had earned and enjoyed
the good opinion of all. He was industrious and provident, and
gained a reasonable competency.
At the same time he was in constant attendance upon his
business engagements; and was one of the most prompt and faithful of
the business men of Geneva. He never sought official
honors, but was elected without his knowledge or consent a Trustee
of the Second Ward, in place of Philotus Gaylord, deceased; he
served out the term but refused to be a candidate for the
re-election. He actively and consistently supported his political
being always and steadfastly Republican but uniformly declined
to be a candidate for any office. He was a consistent member
of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. Jamieson leaves to mourn
their loss a wife and daughter with whom the entire community join in
condolence and sympathy.
From Ontario Republican Times 1 October 1862
On Saturday afternoon last, the quiet of our village was disturbed by
the announcement that a woman named Harriet Jamison, alias Flora
Scoy, had committed suicide by shooting herself. The report proved
The woman came here from Ohio a year or two since, in company with one
Simmons Van Scoy, who was sent to State Prison for stealing a horse and
from Messrs. D. H. & J. W. Anderson of this place. His companion
arrested with him as an accessory, and confined several months in the
county jail. Not being indicted, she was finally discharged and has
lived here, pursuing the vocation of a prostitute. On Saturday, about
middle of the afternoon, she purchased a pistol at LeFever's gun shop,
proceeded thence to the residence of George Shirtliff, where she
complained of being sick, and asked Mrs. Shirtliff to go for a
physician. Her request was complied with, and when Mrs. S. returned she
found the ill-fated girl lying at the back door bleeding profusely from
a gun shot wound in the left side. The attending circumstances left no
room to doubt that the shot was fired by her own hand. From the trail
of blood upon the floor, it appeared that the fatal deed was committed
in a small bedroom, from which she passed into a front room and thence
to the back yard, where she fell to the ground. This was about five
o'clock. The shot was only too well aimed. It passed near
the heart, inflicting a wound that left no chance of recovery She was
to speak when found, but survived only a few hours. The only reason she
for the rash act was that nobody cared for her and she was tired of
She was about twenty-two years old, and said she had no relatives in
State. A Coroner's inquest was held on Monday and the jury rendered a
in accordance with the facts above stated.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1904
Amelia Jangren, eighty-eight, died at the home of her son, Samuel
Bowen, 75 Andes avenue, last night, after a lingering
illness. Death was due directly to general debility. The deceased
had been a resident of this city for five years and was a native of
Canada. She is survived by two sons, Samuel and Wesley, of this city.
From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1901
Mrs. Barren Diana Jansen died at the home of her son in Rochester
yesterday. Mrs. Jansen, up to a few years ago, was a resident of this
village, and her little cottage on Greig street, just below the old
school building, is remembered by hundreds of former scholars. She had
a host of friends who found pleasure in performing little favors for
her during her long years of invalidism. She gathered and sold, while
confined to the house, nearly a million and a half of postage stamps,
assorting the denominations and colors. She was 86 years of age and
leaves two sons, Aaron of Rochester, and Adrianus of Kansas. The burial
will be in this village at 9 o'clock this morning.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1893
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ruby P. Jaqua, wife of C. S. Jaqua, so
well-known as proprietor of the Jaqua House for the last thirty years,
died on Saturday, March 4, aged 74 years. She had been ill since
November, being taken about the time she was intending to celebrate her
golden wedding. A few days before she died, her sister, Mrs. Mary
Wagner, who had lived with her for twenty-six years, was taken down
with pneumonia. She was so ill that she did not realize her sister's
death, and on Sunday morning she died. She was 72 years old. On
Wednesday afternoon the funeral of both was held at the Presbyterian
church, and both were buried in one grave. Mr. Jaqua is completely
prostrated, and there is some anxiety felt at his condition. Mrs. Jaqua
was aunt to Charles Shay of Canandaigua. One sister, Mrs. Rodney Lee of
From Ontario County Times 2 March 1887
Naples, N. Y. - On Friday occurred the death of Tracy Jaqua, at
age of 61, brother of C. S. Jaqua.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1910
James Jardine, aged 63 years, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at
his house, No. 50 Milton street, after an illness of only a few days.
He is survived by his widow, four sons, Harry, Fred J. and Robert C.
Jardine of Rochester; and James and one daughter, Mrs. Emily Comstock
of this city; one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Derrick of Palmyra.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1922
Mrs. Mary T. Jardine, age 30 years, wife of William Jardine, 2
Lyceum street, died last night at the Geneva City Hospital, following
an operation. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Charles
Tullet, of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Spink and Mrs.
Charles Koopman of this city and Miss Alice Ryan of Rochester. The
funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house and
at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St.
From Geneva Advertiser 22 April 1902
Edward Jarvis of Geneva, while attempting to board a freight train
at Waterloo last Sunday, was drawn under the cars and both legs cut
off, one below the knee, the other mangled in a horrible manner.
He was brought to Geneva Hospital where he died the same night.
The fault was all his own. He was a boatman and is survived
by his wife, whose relations we hear were not always pleasant.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1898
Mrs. Nettie Jefferies of Phelps, aged 28 years, died at Syracuse
after undergoing an operation for cancer at the Hospital. She is the
daughter of Thos. Reed of Phelps.
From Geneva Courier 1 July 1874
On Monday morning, Wm. H. Jeffers, familiarly known in
this community as "Tip" Jeffers, died at the residence of his mother in
this village, aged about twenty years. "Tip" was at one time an
employee in the Courier office, and was always an honest, faithful,
industrious boy. He was the main support of his mother for whom
with the most affectionate devotion he labored from his early childhood
to the time of his last sickness. They loved him most who knew
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 June 1895
Charles Jeffrey, of Farmington, died yesterday morning, aged
nearly 80 years. Deceased had filled several offices. In politics he
was a strong Republican. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. James Caison of
Mertensia, and Miss Jeffrey, who lived at home. Burial Chapel Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1895
Shortsville, N. Y. - George Jeffery, an aged resident of this
village, died on Sunday morning at the age of 73 years, of blood
poison. The funeral was held from the family residence on Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. E. C. Long officiating. The interment was in the
Friends' cemetery in Farmington.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1902
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary J. Jeffery died at the home of
her son, Charles Jeffery, on Tuesday morning. She was born in
Farmington 74 years ago and was the widow of the late George Jeffery.
Mrs. Jeffery was a birthright member of the Friends church. The funeral
was held at the house on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Glover
officiating. Interment was in the South Farmington cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 23 August 1912
The death of Charles E. Jeffrey, a well-known resident of
the Parlor Village, occurred at his home in Palmyra street at 8 o'clock
on Wednesday morning following an illness extending over a period of
three years. His age was nearly 56 years. The cause of his demise was
hardening of the arteries and paralysis of the throat. He had not been
able to talk for many months and was unable to leave his home for a
long time. Charles Emery Jeffrey was born in the township of Farmington
on Sept. 26, 1856, and was a son of the late George and Mary Jane Smith
Jeffrey. He was united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1878, to Miss Sylvia
Wells, also of Farmington, in the city of Rochester. With the exception
of about four years spent in the State of Michigan, his entire life was
passed in Farmington and Shortsville, coming here to reside about 33
years ago The survivors are his widow and one son, Raymond Jeffrey,
both living in this village. The funeral services will be held at his
late home this Friday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. F. E.
Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church. The interment will take
place in Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 12 February 1862
In Washington, D. C., on the 2d instant, of inflammation of the
lungs, Henry Jeffrey of Farmington, in the 20th year of his
age. Deceased was a member of Company G, in Col. Crooks' Cavalry
regiment of N. Y. Volunteers. His remains were brought home for
From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1866
Sudden Death - Jason Jeffrey, the well known colored porter,
formerly of the Franklin House, but latterly employed at Ramsey's St.
Nicholas Saloon, died on Sunday last after an illness of but about 12
hours, from an attack of cholera morbus.
From Ontario County Times 17 February1892
Mary Jeffrey, an aged resident of Farmington, departed this
life, February 8, 1892. She had been in failing health for a number of
years, but was only confined to her bed for three weeks. Mrs. Jeffrey
was a granddaughter of Nathan Herendeen, one of the pioneers of
Farmington. Her parents, Samuel and Hannah Mason, came from Adams,
Mass., in 1802, and purchased the farm on which she was born, April 10,
1807, and where she passed her whole life. February 1, 1843, she was
united in marriage to Charles Jeffrey, who,
with two daughters, Mrs. Hannah Herendeen and Mrs. Mary Carson, and
three grandsons, survive her. The funeral was held from her late
residence on Wednesday, Rev. E. C.
Long, of Manchester, officiated. The subject of his discourse was, "The
Peace of God," exemplified in the life of our departed friend. A large
concourse of relatives and neighbors was assembled to pay the last
tribute to one who was universally loved and respected. Interment in
the South Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 March 1903
Ionia, N. Y. - The funeral of Ariel Jenkins was held from
his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. E. G. W. Hall
officiating. Interment here. Mr. Jenkins was the oldest inhabitant and
one of the most highly respected citizens.
From Ontario County Times 10 April 1889
Elias Jenkins, an old colored man, long a resident of Clifton
Springs, died at his home in that village on March 29. He was born a
slave at Hagarstown, Md., and reckoned his age at 78 years, but it is
thought he was several years older.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 March 1936
Died at his home on the Mendon-Ionia Road, March 2,
Frank Jenkins. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter
Jenkins and a son William Jenkins; also a sister Mrs. Emma Lockwood.
Funeral from the home, Thursday, March 4, at 2:30pm. Interment at Ionia
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 October 1903
Ionia, N. Y. - Hiram Jenkins died Monday morning at his late
resident, aged 61 years. He leaves a wife and one brother. He was a
patient sufferer for the past few months. Funeral Tuesday at East
From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1902
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - John Jenkins died on Monday morning,
after a long illness, aged 50 years. He leaves, besides his wife, four
children, Emma, John, Charles, and Samuel. Funeral services were held
on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The interment was at West
From Geneva Gazette
22 March 1889
MICHAEL JENKINSON - A gloom spread like a pall over our
community last Saturday as the words passed from mouth to mouth
"Michael Jenkinson is dead !" It was a sudden
taking off of one of our most useful, exemplary, honored
citizens. A week before he had moved among us in the full
vigor of a man in the prime of life. He fell a victim of typhoid
pneumonia which ran its fatal course in six days.
He was stricken down while on a visit to Rochester, and hastened
home. He received unremitting medical treatment and affectionate
care, but all efforts to save life proved unavailing. The
domestic hearth, a trusting and dependent employer, honored
fraternities, the Church of which he was a member, and our whole
community are all deeply afflicted by this dispensation.
Mr. Jenkinson was a native of Scotland, born Aug. 19, 1844. He
emigrated to this country in 1869, settling at once in Geneva. In
the following year he married Elizabeth Beattie,
also a native of Scotland. Their married life was
one of unalloyed happiness. Of four children which blessed their
union three were removed by death. For 16 years past Mr. J. had
occupied the position of confidential clerk
and book-keeper with S. K. Nester, and ever enjoyed the unlimited
confidence and trust of his employer. He was initiated a member
of Ark Lodge No. 33, Geneva, Free and Accepted Masons, and such was
his zeal in the affairs of the order and such the esteem in which he
was held by his Masonic brethren that he was advanced step by step
until he occupied the Chair in the East. He also received the
degrees in the Royal Arch Chapter and in Geneva Commandery K. T.
Later on he connected himself with the Scottish society "Clan
with headquarters at Rochester, and last year was elected Chief, which
position he held when death suddenly severed his connection with all
The funeral of Mr. Jenkinson took place Tuesday afternoon last, with
a brief service at the house and a further service
in the North Presbyterian Church (of which he was a
member) conducted by the pastor Rev. Paul Van Dyke and Rev.
H. B. Stevenson of the First Church. The bearers were selected
equally from Geneva Commandery K. T. and Clan McPherson.
The casket, covered with black cloth, bore the dead chief's tarlatan,
cap and plume. A delegation of Knights in regalia acted
as escort. Then followed the Clansmen and members of
the Scottish societies, members of Ark Lodge and visiting Masons clad
with white aprons and gloves, the officers displaying the insignia of
their respective stations. The employees of Nester's malt house
also appeared in the mourning column, fifty-two strong. The
church will filled beyond its seating capacity.
After the service, the long cortege took up its long and solemn march
to Glenwood Cemetery, arrived at which his brethren performed the last
sad ceremonies over the form of their beloved Past Master, in
accordance with the impressive Masonic ritual.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 24 February 1890
Henry Jenks, of Rochester, a native of Victor, died suddenly at his
son's residence last Thursday and his remains will be taken to the
Boughton Hill cemetery for burial today.
From Naples Record 9 August 1922
On Sunday, August 6, occurred the death of Mrs. Anna Jennings at
the home of her son, Frank Jennings, in Hunts Hollow, town of Naples.
She had been ill only about two weeks. Mrs. Jennings was a daughter of
the late John and Ursula Cole Wheat, and was born in the town of Potter,
Yates county, on May 31, 1835, where she spent the early years of her
life. About 68 years ago she was united in marriage with Thomas
Jennings, who died on February 22, 1908. For six years they
resided in the town of Benton, moving to a farm in Hickory Bottom,
Naples, where they lived for a time, and then purchased the home farm in
Hunts Hollow, where they spent the
remainder of their lives. Mrs. Jennings was converted when young, and
united with the Naples Methodist church, and was active in the society
until declining years compelled her to adopt a retired life. In the
home, she was a model wife and mother, and in the community was loved and respected by all.
She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Nelson T. Jenning, of Hemlock,
and Frank Jennings, of Naples; four daughters, Mrs. Friedemann Greiner
and Mrs. Frank French of Naples; Mrs. Charles M. Wikoff, of Richfield
Springs and Mrs. Louis Cheney of Himrod; eighteen grandchildren and
twenty-one great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home
at 2 p.m. yesterday, conducted by Rev. W. T. H Bayford. Interment was
made in the Hunts Hollow cemetery by the side of her husband. The
children were all present at the funeral.
From Naples Record 22 February 1939
Pratt Jennings, who celebrated his one hundredth birthday two
months ago, died Saturday in the Jensen Nursing Home, in Geneva. He
leaves a daughter, Mrs. William Fink of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Thomas W. Jennings, a leading farmer in the town
Naples, died Saturday, aged 82 years. He was born in Yates county,
to Naples in 1859, settling on a small place, increasing yearly in
possessions and in influence in the town. He was the principal
of the Methodist church in that locality. His wife was Miss Wheat of
who survives him; also two sons, Nelson and Frank Jennings, of Naples,
four daughters, Mrs.. Emmet Wheat, Mrs. Friederman Greiner and Mrs.
French of Naples, and Mrs. Katharine Wykoff of Richfield Springs.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 May 1930
Mrs. Bertha Jensen, aged 84, died at her home, 122 Nursery avenue,
at noon today. She is survived by eight sons, John and Chris of Penn
Yan, Nels of Auburn, Jens of Dresden, Fred of Earl, Walter of Seneca
Castle and Arthur and Lawrence of Geneva; and three daughters, Miss
Marie Jensen, and Mrs. Charles F. Kernan of Geneva, and Mrs. Nels
Andersen of Valley, Nebr. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at
9:30 o'clock from her late home and 10 o'clock at St. Peters Episcopal
church. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 February 1929
Geneva, Feb. 24 - Mrs. Elizabeth Jensen of Castle Road died
suddenly while attending a masquerade dance at the community hall at
Bellona. Mrs. Jensen was at Bellona visiting friends. She attended the
dance and was standing talking with friends when she suddenly
collapsed. Dr. K. R. Ward of Hall was summoned but she was dead before
he arrived. Death was due to heart disease. She leaves her husband,
Peter Jensen; two sons, Jens and Viggo Jensen; three daughters, Ida and
Emma Jensen and Mrs. George Mangan, all of Geneva; and two sisters,
Mrs. Emma Bagger of Fonda, N. D., and Ida Anderson of Denmark.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 May 1897
Marinus E. Jensen, aged 22 years, died yesterday afternoon at
4:15 o'clock in the Church Home Hospital. The deceased was a native of
Denmark and came to this country about four years ago and he leaves
some half brothers and half sisters named Sorensen residing about three
miles from Geneva. Miss Anna Sorensen is a half sister. He was taken
with typhoid fever about three weeks ago and two weeks ago was removed
to the hospital. The funeral will be held from the residence of W. H.
Grandy, No. 266 Castle street, tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, Rev.
W. W. Weller officiating.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 17 November 1931
Stanley, N. Y., Nov. 16 - Niels Chris Jensen, 63, died at his home
near Ferguson's Corners today. He leaves his widow, Christina; three
sons, Peter, Julius and Niels Chris Jensen, Jr., all of Fergusons
Corners; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph Peterson of Ferguson Corners, Mrs.
O. Smith of Flint, and the Misses Mabel and Esther Jensen, both of
Ferguson Corners; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hannah Krogh of
Denmark. Funeral Wednesday at 3 o'clock from the home.
From Ann Arbor (Michigan) News, 2 Jun 1916
Gifted Woman Passes Away at Home Here
Mrs. William S. Jerome, wife of Rev. W. F. Jerome of this city,
passed away this morning at 10:30 o'clock after an illness of seven
months from an affection of the brain. Death came at the home of the
family at 305 East Williams street. The body will be taken to Orleans,
NY on the 9:45 o'clock Michigan Central train tonight for burial. Mrs
Jerome, whose maiden name was Alice Warner, was born in Orleans, NY,
the daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Ulysses Jones Warner and was a direct
descendant of Andrew Warner, one of the founders of Hartford, CT, and
Hadley, MA. She received her education at Geneva and in the Detroit
Conservatory of Music. On Nov 14, 1833, she was married to Rev. W. S.
Jerome and for 32 years shared the lot of a pastor's wife. She was an
active church worker and held positions of responsibility in the Young
People's section of the Women's Foreign Missionary society of the synod
She was not only gifted as a speaker but was a writer and musician.
Articles from her pen on church music have appeared in the Homoletic
Review of New York. She was the author of an arrangement of the
Midsummer Night's Dream, with Mendellsohn's (sic) music, which has been
given many times in Detroit and other places. She was a member of the
Presbyterian church here, the Woman's club and the Thimble club; in all
of which organizations she was very active. A woman of intellect and
great executive ability, she also possessed a loyal loving nature,
making many friends for her everywhere. Surviving members of the family
in this city are: her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Norman D. Shaw; a
brother, William E. Warner. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl E. Warner, lives
in Detroit as do two neices (sic), Mrs George P Codd and Mrs Jonathan
Palmer, Jr. Other surviving brothers and sisters are Thomas, Jesse and
A. C. Warner of Orleans, NY; Dr. F. P. Warner of Canadagua (sic), NY;
Mrs. Clara E. Hough of Orleans and Mrs George H. Cramer of North
Tonawanda, NY. Brief funeral services were held at the home today, Rev.
L. A. Barrett of the Presbyterian church, officiant. Burial at Orleans
will be in the family lot.
Many thanks to Jackie Hanna for this donation.
From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1893
Manchester, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. William
Jerrould, of Rochester, were brought to this place for burial
Friday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday morning
at the usual hour of service.
From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1914
The death of Mrs. Mary Jerue, aged 76 years, occurred at the
home of her only daughter, Mrs. Garrey Penner, at Smith's Crossing in
Hopewell on Friday. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated at the funeral
services on Sunday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
Shortsville, N. Y. - Martin V. Jessop died Friday evening at
his residence in Shortsville, aged 68 years. A number of years ago Mr.
Jessop received a stroke of paralysis, since which had been in feeble
He was born in Tyrone, and when a young man he went to the state of
Michigan, where he engaged in the lumber and hardware business and
acquired quite a fortune. His last place of business in Michigan was in
Williamston. About six years ago he came to Shortsville and engaged in
the hardware business with his son-in-law, A. E. Pulver, and while able
he was to be found at the store during business hours. His remains were
taken Tuesday to Howell, Mich., to be placed in the family vault at
that place. His widow and Mr. and Mrs. Pulver accompanied the remains.
From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1910
The death of Mrs. Mary Jessop, aged 69 years, occurred at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Hoaglin, on the west lake
shore near Menteth's point, on Sunday night. The deceased until four
years ago had always lived near Ovid, where the remains were taken for
burial. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Hoaglin.
From Ontario County Journal 2 November 1894
Frank Jeudevine died at his home on upper Main street last Friday
morning, aged 49 years. He had been for years a sufferer from heart
trouble and rheumatism, and in December last was stricken with
paralysis, from which he never recovered. Later Bright's disease
developed and from that disease he died, after a long period of
suffering. Mr. Jeudevine had held the offices of Street Superintendent
and Assessor. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911
On Wednesday afternoon in Woodlawn cemetery took place the burial
of Mrs. Maria L. Jeudevine, widow of William Jeudevine, both
of whom were former well-known residents here. Mrs. Jeudevine died on
Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Nash, in Kansas City.
Another daughter, Mrs. A. C. Garrigues lives at Minneapolis. Mrs.
Jeudevine was born her Nov. 29, 1827, in the old hostelry known as the
"Northern Retreat," situated at the corner of Main and Buffalo streets,
and which was conducted by her father, Col. Holloway Hayward. Her
husband, William Jeudevine, was for 40 years supervisor of tracks on
the Northern Central railway. W. H. Welch, who now holds the position,
succeeded him. Following Mr. Jeudevine's death in 1891, Mrs. Jeudevine
made her home between her daughters in the west.
Mrs. Nash and Mr. and Mrs. Garrigues accompanied the remains here.
From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1891
William Jeudevine, one of Canandaigua's most prominent citizens,
died at his home in this town Tuesday, of abscess of the liver. Mr.
Jeudevine was about 65 years of age and he had for several years held
of Supervisor of a division of the Northern Central railway. He had
filled the office of Excise Commissioner of this town.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1916
Mrs. Clara L. Jewell, aged 78 years, widow of Elisha H. Jewell,
died Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home, 23 Worthington
avenue, after an illness of a few days of pneumonia. Mrs. Jewell was
born in Phelps, but came to Geneva to live when a girl. Later, she
married and went away, returning to Geneva about 32 years ago,
following the death of her husband, and has since resided here. She was
a faithful member of the First Methodist church, and has taught in the
Sunday school for several years. She is survived by one son, Ernest S.
Jewell; one daughter, Miss Eva E. Jewell; and one sister, Miss Eunicy
Canfield, all of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home
tomorrow afternoon and will be private. Rev. C. C. Jewell of Canastota
will officiate and interment will be made in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1938
The funeral of Mrs. Hope Jewell, widow of the late Rev.
Charles Jewell, who died Tuesday, was held at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter O. Riegle, with the
Rev. Dr. C. G. McConnell of the First Methodist church officiating.
Burial was Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers were the Rev. Russell J.
Carpenter of Waterloo; Rev. Earl H. VanScoy, Ovid; Rev. Clyde A.
Rosekrans, Phelps; Rev. Floyd M. Purdy, Middlesex; Rev. Carl S.
Stevenson, Geneva, all Methodist pastors, and the Rev. F. L. Harper of
the local First Presbyterian church.
From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1888
On Wednesday morning the startling announcement was made that
Dr. Harvey Jewett, a venerable and greatly respected citizen
of this village, and one of the most prominent physicians in the county
had suddenly expired during the preceding night. Tuesday evening he
in his usual good health and it is supposed that death was caused by
failure. The deceased was about 78 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1893
Stanley, N. Y. - The sad death of our much esteemed citizen, Thomas
occurred Thursday, November 23d. The funeral was held at
his late residence, Saturday, November 25, and was largely attended.
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